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Labor Law for the Rank and Filer: Building Solidarity While Staying Clear of the Law

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Have you ever felt your blood boil at work but lacked the tools to fight back and win? Or have you acted together with your co-workers, made progress, but wondered what to do next? If you are in a union, do you find that the union operates top-down just like the boss and ignores the will of its members?

Labor Law for the Rank and Filer: Building Solidarity While Staying Clear of the Law is a guerrilla legal handbook for workers in a precarious global economy. Blending cutting-edge legal strategies for winning justice at work with a theory of dramatic social change from below, Staughton Lynd and Daniel Gross deliver a practical guide for making work better while re-invigorating the labor movement.

Labor Law for the Rank and Filer demonstrates how a powerful model of organizing called “Solidarity Unionism” can help workers avoid the pitfalls of the legal system and utilize direct action to win. This new revised and expanded edition includes new cases governing fundamental labor rights as well as an added section on Practicing Solidarity Unionism. This new section includes chapters discussing the hard-hitting tactic of working to rule; organizing under the principle that no one is illegal, and building grassroots solidarity across borders to challenge neoliberalism, among several other new topics. Illustrative stories of workers’ struggles make the legal principles come alive.

About the Author

Staughton Lynd taught American history at Spelman College and Yale University. He was director of Freedom Schools in the 1964 Mississpppi Freedom Summer. An early leader of the movement against the Vietnam War, he was blacklisted and unable to continue as an academic. He then became a lawyer, and in this capacity has assisted rank-and-file workers and prisoners for the past thirty years. He has written, edited, or co-edited with his wife Alice Lynd more than a dozen books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604860337
Subtitle:
Building Solidarity While Staying Clear of the Law
Publisher:
PM Press
Author:
Gross, Daniel
Author:
Lynd, Staughton
Subject:
Labor & Employment
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions
Subject:
Practical Guides
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Labor laws and legislation -- United States.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Business-Business Law General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
PM Press
Publication Date:
20080901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
110
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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